Randy Bury

Randy Bury & The Good Samaritan Society

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In The Moment … May 21, 2020 Show 822 Hour 1

Testing Without COVID-19 Symptoms a Matter of Supplies

Apr 24, 2020

State health officials say up to a quarter of people who test positive for COVID-19 will show NO symptoms. Some organizations are doing widespread testing to prevent those people from spreading the virus. But the state Department of Health will only test people with symptoms. 

The difference comes down to a matter of supplies.

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In The Moment ... April 23, 2020 Show 802 Hour 2

Good Samaritan Society Preps For COVID-19

Mar 12, 2020
Good Samaritan Society

In The Moment ... March 12, 2020 Show 772 Hour 1

Nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state are taking preventative measures to protect residents from infection with coronavirus.  Randy Bury is president of Good Samaritan Society. He joins us with insight.

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

It’s official: Sanford Health and the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society finalized their merge on the first of the year. Together they employ nearly 50 thousand employees across more than 20 states, providing healthcare to patients from birth to old age. But as nursing homes continue to face financial struggles in South Dakota, the organizations expect to work closely with state legislators to prevent further closures. 

The merger between Sanford Health and the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is now set to start two months before initially scheduled. But joining two of the area’s largest employers signals a change in the healthcare industry both at home and around the country. 

Sanford Health Chief Administrative Officer Randy Bury says healthcare is an evolving industry. He says it used to be that clinics were separate from hospitals, and long-term facilities like nursing homes were separate from acute-care providers.